dangermousie: (Iljimae: kick by alexandral)
Night-time:



Day-time:



What do they have in common? Well, there is THE YUM.

I have watched episodes 5 and 6 of Iljimae and they were most excellent, but for now I want to concentrate just on Shi Ho, who seems (most happily) express his angst through shirtlessness. I live in hope that one day he will get so angsty, he will drop trou too :)

So yes, eye candy post is courtesy of Iljimae's Shi Ho, who might have some questionable character traits, but has an unquestionable hot bod and a devotion to his 'sister' which borders on Tree of Heaven territory.

More delicious caps here )

In other news, today, I continued my watch of two dramas, one Taiwanese and one Korean, which definitely prove, all over again, that when it comes to fictional men (just as in RL), my favorites are the well-adjusted sweet ones.

The first is the Taiwanese bubble-gum delight Smiling Pasta, best described as Full House on crack (I've described it plenty elsewhere, so just click on the tag if you are curious). The hero, He Qun, is an incredibly nice guy, whose biggest problem is a little aloofness and reluctance to expose himself emotionally. But he is so nice to the heroine, and the best part is, he is nice before he falls for her...he is nice because he is nice.

The other is the delicious Sweet 18 with Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye. The thing that strikes me the most about this drama (other than its sheer adorableness. If you want plot summary, just click on the tag, I am sure I did plenty) is how well-adjusted and decent both the hero and the heroine are. Sure, she is a bit immature (but then she is 18! She is not immature for her age) and sure, he is a bit too fixated on being the 'good family son/grandson' but they are both incredibly kind, good people. That is why whenever they fight, they make up rather soon: he feels bad for yelling and she does, too. She understands that he might sometimes be in an awful mood and she shouldn't push, and he understands he shouldn't have lost his temper. They apologize and they explain. Etc. Sweet 18 is a story about strangers pressured into an arranged marriage (well, he is pressured, she is delighted because she is crushing on him) and how they grow to love each other, and how they prove to be compatible despite all their obvious differences (he is a young upperclass prosecutor, she is a recent high school graduate and girl-gang leader). And I love that. I think, ultimately, that is why all the plots-and-plans of Evil Ex of Hero have so far come to naught. She is so lacking in decency herself, she fails to understand that basic principle in the character of the man she ditched and now potentially wants back. She manipulates an evening so Heroine is stuck elsewhere and he is at the theater by himself and the ex has a seat next to him? He walks out. And when she tries to emotionally manipulate or whine, he explains that it's nothing against her, but he doesn't think his wife would like it if he spent time with his ex (and the best part, he is not madly in love with his wife, yet, or anything). And later, he looks for his wife because she is waiting elsewhere and a super-adorable scene follows. She drags the wife shopping and connives her into buying a really expensive suit for the husband, in the hopes he will have a huge fight? He makes the wife return the suit but he isn't mad because she did it for him, and she charms him into keeping the tie and there is an adorable tie-tying scene. Etcetcetc.
dangermousie: (Iljimae: kick by alexandral)
Night-time:



Day-time:



What do they have in common? Well, there is THE YUM.

I have watched episodes 5 and 6 of Iljimae and they were most excellent, but for now I want to concentrate just on Shi Ho, who seems (most happily) express his angst through shirtlessness. I live in hope that one day he will get so angsty, he will drop trou too :)

So yes, eye candy post is courtesy of Iljimae's Shi Ho, who might have some questionable character traits, but has an unquestionable hot bod and a devotion to his 'sister' which borders on Tree of Heaven territory.

More delicious caps here )

In other news, today, I continued my watch of two dramas, one Taiwanese and one Korean, which definitely prove, all over again, that when it comes to fictional men (just as in RL), my favorites are the well-adjusted sweet ones.

The first is the Taiwanese bubble-gum delight Smiling Pasta, best described as Full House on crack (I've described it plenty elsewhere, so just click on the tag if you are curious). The hero, He Qun, is an incredibly nice guy, whose biggest problem is a little aloofness and reluctance to expose himself emotionally. But he is so nice to the heroine, and the best part is, he is nice before he falls for her...he is nice because he is nice.

The other is the delicious Sweet 18 with Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye. The thing that strikes me the most about this drama (other than its sheer adorableness. If you want plot summary, just click on the tag, I am sure I did plenty) is how well-adjusted and decent both the hero and the heroine are. Sure, she is a bit immature (but then she is 18! She is not immature for her age) and sure, he is a bit too fixated on being the 'good family son/grandson' but they are both incredibly kind, good people. That is why whenever they fight, they make up rather soon: he feels bad for yelling and she does, too. She understands that he might sometimes be in an awful mood and she shouldn't push, and he understands he shouldn't have lost his temper. They apologize and they explain. Etc. Sweet 18 is a story about strangers pressured into an arranged marriage (well, he is pressured, she is delighted because she is crushing on him) and how they grow to love each other, and how they prove to be compatible despite all their obvious differences (he is a young upperclass prosecutor, she is a recent high school graduate and girl-gang leader). And I love that. I think, ultimately, that is why all the plots-and-plans of Evil Ex of Hero have so far come to naught. She is so lacking in decency herself, she fails to understand that basic principle in the character of the man she ditched and now potentially wants back. She manipulates an evening so Heroine is stuck elsewhere and he is at the theater by himself and the ex has a seat next to him? He walks out. And when she tries to emotionally manipulate or whine, he explains that it's nothing against her, but he doesn't think his wife would like it if he spent time with his ex (and the best part, he is not madly in love with his wife, yet, or anything). And later, he looks for his wife because she is waiting elsewhere and a super-adorable scene follows. She drags the wife shopping and connives her into buying a really expensive suit for the husband, in the hopes he will have a huge fight? He makes the wife return the suit but he isn't mad because she did it for him, and she charms him into keeping the tie and there is an adorable tie-tying scene. Etcetcetc.
dangermousie: (Iljimae: kick by alexandral)
Night-time:



Day-time:



What do they have in common? Well, there is THE YUM.

I have watched episodes 5 and 6 of Iljimae and they were most excellent, but for now I want to concentrate just on Shi Ho, who seems (most happily) express his angst through shirtlessness. I live in hope that one day he will get so angsty, he will drop trou too :)

So yes, eye candy post is courtesy of Iljimae's Shi Ho, who might have some questionable character traits, but has an unquestionable hot bod and a devotion to his 'sister' which borders on Tree of Heaven territory.

More delicious caps here )

In other news, today, I continued my watch of two dramas, one Taiwanese and one Korean, which definitely prove, all over again, that when it comes to fictional men (just as in RL), my favorites are the well-adjusted sweet ones.

The first is the Taiwanese bubble-gum delight Smiling Pasta, best described as Full House on crack (I've described it plenty elsewhere, so just click on the tag if you are curious). The hero, He Qun, is an incredibly nice guy, whose biggest problem is a little aloofness and reluctance to expose himself emotionally. But he is so nice to the heroine, and the best part is, he is nice before he falls for her...he is nice because he is nice.

The other is the delicious Sweet 18 with Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye. The thing that strikes me the most about this drama (other than its sheer adorableness. If you want plot summary, just click on the tag, I am sure I did plenty) is how well-adjusted and decent both the hero and the heroine are. Sure, she is a bit immature (but then she is 18! She is not immature for her age) and sure, he is a bit too fixated on being the 'good family son/grandson' but they are both incredibly kind, good people. That is why whenever they fight, they make up rather soon: he feels bad for yelling and she does, too. She understands that he might sometimes be in an awful mood and she shouldn't push, and he understands he shouldn't have lost his temper. They apologize and they explain. Etc. Sweet 18 is a story about strangers pressured into an arranged marriage (well, he is pressured, she is delighted because she is crushing on him) and how they grow to love each other, and how they prove to be compatible despite all their obvious differences (he is a young upperclass prosecutor, she is a recent high school graduate and girl-gang leader). And I love that. I think, ultimately, that is why all the plots-and-plans of Evil Ex of Hero have so far come to naught. She is so lacking in decency herself, she fails to understand that basic principle in the character of the man she ditched and now potentially wants back. She manipulates an evening so Heroine is stuck elsewhere and he is at the theater by himself and the ex has a seat next to him? He walks out. And when she tries to emotionally manipulate or whine, he explains that it's nothing against her, but he doesn't think his wife would like it if he spent time with his ex (and the best part, he is not madly in love with his wife, yet, or anything). And later, he looks for his wife because she is waiting elsewhere and a super-adorable scene follows. She drags the wife shopping and connives her into buying a really expensive suit for the husband, in the hopes he will have a huge fight? He makes the wife return the suit but he isn't mad because she did it for him, and she charms him into keeping the tie and there is an adorable tie-tying scene. Etcetcetc.
dangermousie: (Mars LA: helmet by illuxtris)
Twdramas were my first drama loves (mars and Meteor Garden were my first and second drama, respectively) and you never forget your first love, do you?

That is why, much as I might love the slickness of kdrama and the understatedness of jdrama, few things will get me as giddy or emo as a well-done twdrama.

So, after I’ve done my Top Ten Jdramas and my Top 20 Kdramas, the next logical step is the Top 10 Twdramas/Cdramas, isn’t it?

Only I kept putting it off because I yet haven’t seen some which might very well make it into my Top 10: My Lucky Star (which seems to have been universally loved), Corner with Love, The Outsiders 2 (Chances of that one making into my Top 10? 95%). And I haven’t even gotten to At Dolphin Bay, Lavender, Delicious Relationship etc. It’s like a person who only started reading listing their favorite books.

But I finally got tired of waiting to watch them (am impatient), so here is my Top 10 twdrama/cdrama list. Once again, same thing applies: only finished ones (or nearly), as unspoilery as I can make it, blahblahblah.

List, with summaries, reasons, pics, and vids )

In conclusion, yes, Vic Zhou is still my favorite drama actor, all these dramas later.
dangermousie: (Mars LA: helmet by illuxtris)
Twdramas were my first drama loves (mars and Meteor Garden were my first and second drama, respectively) and you never forget your first love, do you?

That is why, much as I might love the slickness of kdrama and the understatedness of jdrama, few things will get me as giddy or emo as a well-done twdrama.

So, after I’ve done my Top Ten Jdramas and my Top 20 Kdramas, the next logical step is the Top 10 Twdramas/Cdramas, isn’t it?

Only I kept putting it off because I yet haven’t seen some which might very well make it into my Top 10: My Lucky Star (which seems to have been universally loved), Corner with Love, The Outsiders 2 (Chances of that one making into my Top 10? 95%). And I haven’t even gotten to At Dolphin Bay, Lavender, Delicious Relationship etc. It’s like a person who only started reading listing their favorite books.

But I finally got tired of waiting to watch them (am impatient), so here is my Top 10 twdrama/cdrama list. Once again, same thing applies: only finished ones (or nearly), as unspoilery as I can make it, blahblahblah.

List, with summaries, reasons, pics, and vids )

In conclusion, yes, Vic Zhou is still my favorite drama actor, all these dramas later.
dangermousie: (Mars LA: helmet by illuxtris)
Twdramas were my first drama loves (mars and Meteor Garden were my first and second drama, respectively) and you never forget your first love, do you?

That is why, much as I might love the slickness of kdrama and the understatedness of jdrama, few things will get me as giddy or emo as a well-done twdrama.

So, after I’ve done my Top Ten Jdramas and my Top 20 Kdramas, the next logical step is the Top 10 Twdramas/Cdramas, isn’t it?

Only I kept putting it off because I yet haven’t seen some which might very well make it into my Top 10: My Lucky Star (which seems to have been universally loved), Corner with Love, The Outsiders 2 (Chances of that one making into my Top 10? 95%). And I haven’t even gotten to At Dolphin Bay, Lavender, Delicious Relationship etc. It’s like a person who only started reading listing their favorite books.

But I finally got tired of waiting to watch them (am impatient), so here is my Top 10 twdrama/cdrama list. Once again, same thing applies: only finished ones (or nearly), as unspoilery as I can make it, blahblahblah.

List, with summaries, reasons, pics, and vids )

In conclusion, yes, Vic Zhou is still my favorite drama actor, all these dramas later.
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I restarted watching Smiling Pasta and I've forgotten its adorableness. It features that rare, but loved by me, type of hero who is just a sweet, nice guy. OMG, how much do I love that the heroine ends up with good, well-mannered, dutiful older brother, and not the rebel, messed-up one. I love it. (Other such heroes are Gong-Chan in M Girl, Jan-Ho in Bichunmu, Dong-Gyu in Hello Miss, Hiroto in Tattakoi, and Mong-Ryong in Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang. All my faves).

This is the perfect MV/trailer for it.

Since I posted about it so long ago, to remind everyone, SP is sort of the typical college drama, with a bit about gangs, and musicians and Full House thrown in. It's crazy, it's cracky, and it utterly works. Our heroine is 'jinxed:' no relationship of hers lasts more than three months. It's a self-fulfilling curse, of course: her anxiety and overcompendasation) leads the guys to get fed up and run. She is awesome otherwise, though. One day, her paths cross with He Qun, a pop idol with a very 'clean' image, carefully cultivated. Due to a bizarre number of circs, they end up being photographed smooching and so to keep his squeaky clean image his manager claims she is his gf. He Qun, still in shock and anger after his long term gf Rosa (I hate her) left him for his badboy brother, is not caring enough to put a stop to it. Which works for our plucky heroine as now her family is off her back, on the boyfriend front. And it goes from there.

I love all the wacky, awesome characters, except for Rosa and He Qun's appalling father (Jeez, what is it with drama parents? Do they take evilness pills?) Even He Qun's bratty younger rebel brother ends up likeable eventually.

In a lot of ways, it's a typical 'rich reserved boy with awful family falls for the plucky poor heroine with an awesome family' (though of course, her family isn't poor, it's not as rich as He Qun's). Because it's clear He Qun falls almost as much for warm, cooky, affectionate family as he does for his OTP.



More vids )
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I restarted watching Smiling Pasta and I've forgotten its adorableness. It features that rare, but loved by me, type of hero who is just a sweet, nice guy. OMG, how much do I love that the heroine ends up with good, well-mannered, dutiful older brother, and not the rebel, messed-up one. I love it. (Other such heroes are Gong-Chan in M Girl, Jan-Ho in Bichunmu, Dong-Gyu in Hello Miss, Hiroto in Tattakoi, and Mong-Ryong in Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang. All my faves).

This is the perfect MV/trailer for it.

Since I posted about it so long ago, to remind everyone, SP is sort of the typical college drama, with a bit about gangs, and musicians and Full House thrown in. It's crazy, it's cracky, and it utterly works. Our heroine is 'jinxed:' no relationship of hers lasts more than three months. It's a self-fulfilling curse, of course: her anxiety and overcompendasation) leads the guys to get fed up and run. She is awesome otherwise, though. One day, her paths cross with He Qun, a pop idol with a very 'clean' image, carefully cultivated. Due to a bizarre number of circs, they end up being photographed smooching and so to keep his squeaky clean image his manager claims she is his gf. He Qun, still in shock and anger after his long term gf Rosa (I hate her) left him for his badboy brother, is not caring enough to put a stop to it. Which works for our plucky heroine as now her family is off her back, on the boyfriend front. And it goes from there.

I love all the wacky, awesome characters, except for Rosa and He Qun's appalling father (Jeez, what is it with drama parents? Do they take evilness pills?) Even He Qun's bratty younger rebel brother ends up likeable eventually.

In a lot of ways, it's a typical 'rich reserved boy with awful family falls for the plucky poor heroine with an awesome family' (though of course, her family isn't poor, it's not as rich as He Qun's). Because it's clear He Qun falls almost as much for warm, cooky, affectionate family as he does for his OTP.



More vids )
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I restarted watching Smiling Pasta and I've forgotten its adorableness. It features that rare, but loved by me, type of hero who is just a sweet, nice guy. OMG, how much do I love that the heroine ends up with good, well-mannered, dutiful older brother, and not the rebel, messed-up one. I love it. (Other such heroes are Gong-Chan in M Girl, Jan-Ho in Bichunmu, Dong-Gyu in Hello Miss, Hiroto in Tattakoi, and Mong-Ryong in Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang. All my faves).

This is the perfect MV/trailer for it.

Since I posted about it so long ago, to remind everyone, SP is sort of the typical college drama, with a bit about gangs, and musicians and Full House thrown in. It's crazy, it's cracky, and it utterly works. Our heroine is 'jinxed:' no relationship of hers lasts more than three months. It's a self-fulfilling curse, of course: her anxiety and overcompendasation) leads the guys to get fed up and run. She is awesome otherwise, though. One day, her paths cross with He Qun, a pop idol with a very 'clean' image, carefully cultivated. Due to a bizarre number of circs, they end up being photographed smooching and so to keep his squeaky clean image his manager claims she is his gf. He Qun, still in shock and anger after his long term gf Rosa (I hate her) left him for his badboy brother, is not caring enough to put a stop to it. Which works for our plucky heroine as now her family is off her back, on the boyfriend front. And it goes from there.

I love all the wacky, awesome characters, except for Rosa and He Qun's appalling father (Jeez, what is it with drama parents? Do they take evilness pills?) Even He Qun's bratty younger rebel brother ends up likeable eventually.

In a lot of ways, it's a typical 'rich reserved boy with awful family falls for the plucky poor heroine with an awesome family' (though of course, her family isn't poor, it's not as rich as He Qun's). Because it's clear He Qun falls almost as much for warm, cooky, affectionate family as he does for his OTP.



More vids )
dangermousie: (Goong beach by autumn_yaar)
First off, because I am shortly to embark on continuing my watch of the delightful, funny, off the wall twdrama Smiling Pasta, I bring you two cute SP MVs.

Smiling Pasta MVs here )

Oh, and while we are on subject of MVs, I found another cute of of My Sister in Law is 19:

MV here )

And on the topic of eye-candy, just because, some It Started with a Kiss pics.

I defy you not to die of the sweet.

Cuteness here )

I am continuing with Witch Yoo Hee and it's mad love. A couple of unspoilery screenshots (from soompi).

WYH )

Speaking of Jae Hee, I just found out he has an upcoming movie, Zigzag Love. It also stars Shin Yi, Park Si Yeon, and Myung Seung Hoon. It's a romcom and I bring you some awesome pics which all have one thing in common: they feature Jae Hee :P I don't really know what the movie is about and find myself strangely not caring.



More yummy pictures )

Oh, and in completely unrelated to anything, I am reading 'Messopotamia' about the formation and life of the city states and it's utterly fascinating as it's a topic I know little about. The thought of cities almost 7000 years ago is mindboggling.

P.S. Yoon Eun Hye has a new drama coming out later this year. About a coffee shop. Let's hope it's better than Vinyard Man though of course it's unlikely to beat Goong.
dangermousie: (Goong beach by autumn_yaar)
First off, because I am shortly to embark on continuing my watch of the delightful, funny, off the wall twdrama Smiling Pasta, I bring you two cute SP MVs.

Smiling Pasta MVs here )

Oh, and while we are on subject of MVs, I found another cute of of My Sister in Law is 19:

MV here )

And on the topic of eye-candy, just because, some It Started with a Kiss pics.

I defy you not to die of the sweet.

Cuteness here )

I am continuing with Witch Yoo Hee and it's mad love. A couple of unspoilery screenshots (from soompi).

WYH )

Speaking of Jae Hee, I just found out he has an upcoming movie, Zigzag Love. It also stars Shin Yi, Park Si Yeon, and Myung Seung Hoon. It's a romcom and I bring you some awesome pics which all have one thing in common: they feature Jae Hee :P I don't really know what the movie is about and find myself strangely not caring.



More yummy pictures )

Oh, and in completely unrelated to anything, I am reading 'Messopotamia' about the formation and life of the city states and it's utterly fascinating as it's a topic I know little about. The thought of cities almost 7000 years ago is mindboggling.

P.S. Yoon Eun Hye has a new drama coming out later this year. About a coffee shop. Let's hope it's better than Vinyard Man though of course it's unlikely to beat Goong.
dangermousie: (Goong beach by autumn_yaar)
First off, because I am shortly to embark on continuing my watch of the delightful, funny, off the wall twdrama Smiling Pasta, I bring you two cute SP MVs.

Smiling Pasta MVs here )

Oh, and while we are on subject of MVs, I found another cute of of My Sister in Law is 19:

MV here )

And on the topic of eye-candy, just because, some It Started with a Kiss pics.

I defy you not to die of the sweet.

Cuteness here )

I am continuing with Witch Yoo Hee and it's mad love. A couple of unspoilery screenshots (from soompi).

WYH )

Speaking of Jae Hee, I just found out he has an upcoming movie, Zigzag Love. It also stars Shin Yi, Park Si Yeon, and Myung Seung Hoon. It's a romcom and I bring you some awesome pics which all have one thing in common: they feature Jae Hee :P I don't really know what the movie is about and find myself strangely not caring.



More yummy pictures )

Oh, and in completely unrelated to anything, I am reading 'Messopotamia' about the formation and life of the city states and it's utterly fascinating as it's a topic I know little about. The thought of cities almost 7000 years ago is mindboggling.

P.S. Yoon Eun Hye has a new drama coming out later this year. About a coffee shop. Let's hope it's better than Vinyard Man though of course it's unlikely to beat Goong.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Ok, this is going to be sort of a mishmash of things.

I am reading Mr. Mousie’s awesome present, the Ayashi No Ceres manga. I adore the anime, but I love the manga more. The anime followed the first few volumes faithfully, but it seems to have skipped a lot of the middle volumes (for length reasons. Fushigi Yuugi was 51 episodes for 14 volumes. AnC is 24 eps for the same amount of volumes.) I don’t mind skipping the secondary character stuff, like more on Shuro or other C-Genomes, because I am all about the mains, but I do wish they had some of the awesome Toya/Aya stuff in the anime that they did in the manga. I am especially thinking of the scenes in volumes 6-7, where she comes to visit him in his hotel room before she leaves for Tokyo and they almost make love but then Chidori interrupts and as they are about to head out, Toya hears the assassins sent by the Progenitor (who is incredibly sexually jealous, duh), and he tells the girls to stay inside and goes completely efficiently berserk psycho on the squad, killing a whole bunch of them.

And Aya comes out to see the end of this and is horrified by the fact that Toya (who is basically covered in blood) is so unflinching and unhesitant about all the killing, that it gives him no pause. And she tells him that and slaps him and Chidori drags her away, and then I love the bit where Chidori tells Aya that, in love or not, she should forget about Toya however sexy he might be, because it is wrong that he seems to feel no emotion on all this death, that he has the knife out of his arm thing, as if he is some sort of a UFO subject, and that Yuhi is so much better for her. And then she actively proceeds to try to set the two of them up even though she sorta likes Yuhi herself. You know, the whole thing is very Buffy/Angel/Willow/Xander, you know?

GUUUUH. Toya is SO my manga boyfriend. He is all cold and messed-up and reserved but so all-consumingly in love with Aya, but he isn’t even sure what emotions mean because he can’t remember any. GUUUUH.

In other fictional boyfriend news, I am on ep 4 of Smiling Pasta and OHHHH, He Qun!!!! Seriously. He is awesome. SP is one of those rare doramas which is about nice guys finishing first. Because the heroine initially likes He Qun’s younger badboy brother, but she is really beginning to develop a thing for He Qun because he is just plain good. And the same is true for him. His ex, Rita, is a total bitch.

I just love how well-adjusted and grown-up he is. Unlike his silly younger brother who seems to be all about meaningless competitions with He Qun as if to prove his superiority, but he can’t compete with someone who doesn’t see the competition as there. Because he isn’t on Ah Zhe’s level, because he is that dorama rarity, an emotionally matured hero. Heh. I love the bit where Ah Zhe tries to do everything to drag He Qun into a race with him and He Qun is so uninterested. But he finally joins because he finds out XS would be bullied if he doesn’t. And he is running neck and neck with his brother but then he sees XS has fallen, and he knows she should not finish last or she would be mocked for another year and forced to wear a turtle costume, so he turns back and gives up the race and helps her get up and basically helps her across the finish line. And she is all ‘but why? You are going to be the slowest and have to wear the outfit’ and he just grins that then they can be turtle fiancés and ‘it’s cute.’

But the thing I love the most about it, is the fact that he isn’t doing it because he’s in love with her. (Just as he didn’t fish her shoe out for her because he was in love with her, or leave the movie screening because he thought his earlier behavior was thoughtless because he is in love with her). He likes her, true. And he is amused by her, and he loves her wacky affectionate family, so different from his own. He might even be slowly falling for her. (I love the bit where she is all ‘why did you do this and that for me’ and he comes up with random answers and then she momentarily stumps him and he comes up with something outrageous and then laughs). But he does all these things not for mad pash or anything, but because he is, ultimately, a very nice guy.

The same is true with his family issues. They aren’t OTT angst or anything. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his father, but it’s one of those ‘I want my son to have a better image’ things, and his younger brother is having a years-long tantrum, but it’s not some really weird thing.

Basically? He Qun for the win.

In final, and unrelated comment, I was watching the KwK interview with Preity and Saif yesterday, on my Saif kick, and they spent a decent chunk of it denying any affair between them, but hey, I have no idea if they did or not, but ironically, I could totally buy that they did, after that interview. It’s the chemistry. It’s not the long-term friends chemistry Kajol and SRK had on KwK (in movies it’s entirely something else, but not in interviews). It was all teasing flirtatious sexy thing. Hmmmmm.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Ok, this is going to be sort of a mishmash of things.

I am reading Mr. Mousie’s awesome present, the Ayashi No Ceres manga. I adore the anime, but I love the manga more. The anime followed the first few volumes faithfully, but it seems to have skipped a lot of the middle volumes (for length reasons. Fushigi Yuugi was 51 episodes for 14 volumes. AnC is 24 eps for the same amount of volumes.) I don’t mind skipping the secondary character stuff, like more on Shuro or other C-Genomes, because I am all about the mains, but I do wish they had some of the awesome Toya/Aya stuff in the anime that they did in the manga. I am especially thinking of the scenes in volumes 6-7, where she comes to visit him in his hotel room before she leaves for Tokyo and they almost make love but then Chidori interrupts and as they are about to head out, Toya hears the assassins sent by the Progenitor (who is incredibly sexually jealous, duh), and he tells the girls to stay inside and goes completely efficiently berserk psycho on the squad, killing a whole bunch of them.

And Aya comes out to see the end of this and is horrified by the fact that Toya (who is basically covered in blood) is so unflinching and unhesitant about all the killing, that it gives him no pause. And she tells him that and slaps him and Chidori drags her away, and then I love the bit where Chidori tells Aya that, in love or not, she should forget about Toya however sexy he might be, because it is wrong that he seems to feel no emotion on all this death, that he has the knife out of his arm thing, as if he is some sort of a UFO subject, and that Yuhi is so much better for her. And then she actively proceeds to try to set the two of them up even though she sorta likes Yuhi herself. You know, the whole thing is very Buffy/Angel/Willow/Xander, you know?

GUUUUH. Toya is SO my manga boyfriend. He is all cold and messed-up and reserved but so all-consumingly in love with Aya, but he isn’t even sure what emotions mean because he can’t remember any. GUUUUH.

In other fictional boyfriend news, I am on ep 4 of Smiling Pasta and OHHHH, He Qun!!!! Seriously. He is awesome. SP is one of those rare doramas which is about nice guys finishing first. Because the heroine initially likes He Qun’s younger badboy brother, but she is really beginning to develop a thing for He Qun because he is just plain good. And the same is true for him. His ex, Rita, is a total bitch.

I just love how well-adjusted and grown-up he is. Unlike his silly younger brother who seems to be all about meaningless competitions with He Qun as if to prove his superiority, but he can’t compete with someone who doesn’t see the competition as there. Because he isn’t on Ah Zhe’s level, because he is that dorama rarity, an emotionally matured hero. Heh. I love the bit where Ah Zhe tries to do everything to drag He Qun into a race with him and He Qun is so uninterested. But he finally joins because he finds out XS would be bullied if he doesn’t. And he is running neck and neck with his brother but then he sees XS has fallen, and he knows she should not finish last or she would be mocked for another year and forced to wear a turtle costume, so he turns back and gives up the race and helps her get up and basically helps her across the finish line. And she is all ‘but why? You are going to be the slowest and have to wear the outfit’ and he just grins that then they can be turtle fiancés and ‘it’s cute.’

But the thing I love the most about it, is the fact that he isn’t doing it because he’s in love with her. (Just as he didn’t fish her shoe out for her because he was in love with her, or leave the movie screening because he thought his earlier behavior was thoughtless because he is in love with her). He likes her, true. And he is amused by her, and he loves her wacky affectionate family, so different from his own. He might even be slowly falling for her. (I love the bit where she is all ‘why did you do this and that for me’ and he comes up with random answers and then she momentarily stumps him and he comes up with something outrageous and then laughs). But he does all these things not for mad pash or anything, but because he is, ultimately, a very nice guy.

The same is true with his family issues. They aren’t OTT angst or anything. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his father, but it’s one of those ‘I want my son to have a better image’ things, and his younger brother is having a years-long tantrum, but it’s not some really weird thing.

Basically? He Qun for the win.

In final, and unrelated comment, I was watching the KwK interview with Preity and Saif yesterday, on my Saif kick, and they spent a decent chunk of it denying any affair between them, but hey, I have no idea if they did or not, but ironically, I could totally buy that they did, after that interview. It’s the chemistry. It’s not the long-term friends chemistry Kajol and SRK had on KwK (in movies it’s entirely something else, but not in interviews). It was all teasing flirtatious sexy thing. Hmmmmm.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Ok, this is going to be sort of a mishmash of things.

I am reading Mr. Mousie’s awesome present, the Ayashi No Ceres manga. I adore the anime, but I love the manga more. The anime followed the first few volumes faithfully, but it seems to have skipped a lot of the middle volumes (for length reasons. Fushigi Yuugi was 51 episodes for 14 volumes. AnC is 24 eps for the same amount of volumes.) I don’t mind skipping the secondary character stuff, like more on Shuro or other C-Genomes, because I am all about the mains, but I do wish they had some of the awesome Toya/Aya stuff in the anime that they did in the manga. I am especially thinking of the scenes in volumes 6-7, where she comes to visit him in his hotel room before she leaves for Tokyo and they almost make love but then Chidori interrupts and as they are about to head out, Toya hears the assassins sent by the Progenitor (who is incredibly sexually jealous, duh), and he tells the girls to stay inside and goes completely efficiently berserk psycho on the squad, killing a whole bunch of them.

And Aya comes out to see the end of this and is horrified by the fact that Toya (who is basically covered in blood) is so unflinching and unhesitant about all the killing, that it gives him no pause. And she tells him that and slaps him and Chidori drags her away, and then I love the bit where Chidori tells Aya that, in love or not, she should forget about Toya however sexy he might be, because it is wrong that he seems to feel no emotion on all this death, that he has the knife out of his arm thing, as if he is some sort of a UFO subject, and that Yuhi is so much better for her. And then she actively proceeds to try to set the two of them up even though she sorta likes Yuhi herself. You know, the whole thing is very Buffy/Angel/Willow/Xander, you know?

GUUUUH. Toya is SO my manga boyfriend. He is all cold and messed-up and reserved but so all-consumingly in love with Aya, but he isn’t even sure what emotions mean because he can’t remember any. GUUUUH.

In other fictional boyfriend news, I am on ep 4 of Smiling Pasta and OHHHH, He Qun!!!! Seriously. He is awesome. SP is one of those rare doramas which is about nice guys finishing first. Because the heroine initially likes He Qun’s younger badboy brother, but she is really beginning to develop a thing for He Qun because he is just plain good. And the same is true for him. His ex, Rita, is a total bitch.

I just love how well-adjusted and grown-up he is. Unlike his silly younger brother who seems to be all about meaningless competitions with He Qun as if to prove his superiority, but he can’t compete with someone who doesn’t see the competition as there. Because he isn’t on Ah Zhe’s level, because he is that dorama rarity, an emotionally matured hero. Heh. I love the bit where Ah Zhe tries to do everything to drag He Qun into a race with him and He Qun is so uninterested. But he finally joins because he finds out XS would be bullied if he doesn’t. And he is running neck and neck with his brother but then he sees XS has fallen, and he knows she should not finish last or she would be mocked for another year and forced to wear a turtle costume, so he turns back and gives up the race and helps her get up and basically helps her across the finish line. And she is all ‘but why? You are going to be the slowest and have to wear the outfit’ and he just grins that then they can be turtle fiancés and ‘it’s cute.’

But the thing I love the most about it, is the fact that he isn’t doing it because he’s in love with her. (Just as he didn’t fish her shoe out for her because he was in love with her, or leave the movie screening because he thought his earlier behavior was thoughtless because he is in love with her). He likes her, true. And he is amused by her, and he loves her wacky affectionate family, so different from his own. He might even be slowly falling for her. (I love the bit where she is all ‘why did you do this and that for me’ and he comes up with random answers and then she momentarily stumps him and he comes up with something outrageous and then laughs). But he does all these things not for mad pash or anything, but because he is, ultimately, a very nice guy.

The same is true with his family issues. They aren’t OTT angst or anything. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his father, but it’s one of those ‘I want my son to have a better image’ things, and his younger brother is having a years-long tantrum, but it’s not some really weird thing.

Basically? He Qun for the win.

In final, and unrelated comment, I was watching the KwK interview with Preity and Saif yesterday, on my Saif kick, and they spent a decent chunk of it denying any affair between them, but hey, I have no idea if they did or not, but ironically, I could totally buy that they did, after that interview. It’s the chemistry. It’s not the long-term friends chemistry Kajol and SRK had on KwK (in movies it’s entirely something else, but not in interviews). It was all teasing flirtatious sexy thing. Hmmmmm.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Rygel by thirdhex)
I am watching my DVDs of Smiling Pasta and after a long day, it's just what I need.

What a frothy, light, adorable fairytale. And He Qun is just amazing, totally a dorama boyfriend I'd want. Much as I love my angsty bad boys, sometimes nothing can beat a sweet-natured, pretty well-adjusted good guy.

(SP is a Taiwanese drama about a 'cursed' college student (she can never date anyone longer than three months) who through a series of mishaps ends up having to pretend to be a fiancee of He Qun, a young pop celebrity. Of course, they soon fall in love for real.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Rygel by thirdhex)
I am watching my DVDs of Smiling Pasta and after a long day, it's just what I need.

What a frothy, light, adorable fairytale. And He Qun is just amazing, totally a dorama boyfriend I'd want. Much as I love my angsty bad boys, sometimes nothing can beat a sweet-natured, pretty well-adjusted good guy.

(SP is a Taiwanese drama about a 'cursed' college student (she can never date anyone longer than three months) who through a series of mishaps ends up having to pretend to be a fiancee of He Qun, a young pop celebrity. Of course, they soon fall in love for real.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Rygel by thirdhex)
I am watching my DVDs of Smiling Pasta and after a long day, it's just what I need.

What a frothy, light, adorable fairytale. And He Qun is just amazing, totally a dorama boyfriend I'd want. Much as I love my angsty bad boys, sometimes nothing can beat a sweet-natured, pretty well-adjusted good guy.

(SP is a Taiwanese drama about a 'cursed' college student (she can never date anyone longer than three months) who through a series of mishaps ends up having to pretend to be a fiancee of He Qun, a young pop celebrity. Of course, they soon fall in love for real.
dangermousie: (Default)
Oh Battlestar I am so your bitch. In a sense of being a shippery weathervane, and in loving everything you throw at me with the exception of quadrangle of doom and Fat!Lee and Gaius Jesus Baltar.

Why?

I bring you spoilery pics from some upcoming ep (3.17) and they are just so shiny.

Read more... )

In other news, spent some time browsing manga in Borders. Yum. Did you know that the manga on which Devil Beside You is based has been licensed? They had volumes of it there (called Devils do Exist). I flipped through it and very cute. I can see why they picked Mike He as the lead because the manga hero is yummy. (Though once again, proving that manga hairstyles work only in manga).

I have also flipped through Tramps Like Us (the manga on which Kimi Wa Petto, which I so need to finish stat, is based). You know what is so weird? The casting people are scary as the drawings of Sumire and Momo look a lot like MatsuJun and Kyoko. Eeeek! Though the way the author draws the mouths (very lush) makes it look almost Korean-manhwa style.

Speaking of Korean manhwa, I flipped through the first volume of Goong (yeah, I read scanlations earlier but it's different seeing it in print). It's delightful (and I can see why they cast Joo Ji Hoon as manga!Shin=uber!hot) but I prefer the drama. It's more nuanced somehow, more complicated (like Mars drama v. Mars manga). This made me think about Snow Drop and the discussion [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 and I had about the casting for this, if it ever got turned into drama. JJH would make a totally perfect lead in that one (though I might be biased because heeee, want to see him as a nude model). OK, this is really stream of consciousness.

I also flipped through the third volume of Absolute Boyfriend, which I of course love. Read it before and all, but so funny and off the wall and hot. I think it should totally be made into a twdrama (it has a twdrama cracky vibe) and Mike He should play Night (because hello! Inhumanly gorgeous android) and Joe Cheng should play Souji, the nerdy-yet-hot next door neighbor who is in love with the heroine. And Ariel Lin should play the lead. Because that way they both have psycho chemistry with her and Mike He could have another angsty ending and there will be Mike He/Ariel Lin make-out scenes and the whole thought of this is just filling me with glee. Not that it will ever happen, but whatever.

In other news, I've been rewatching Hanadan's ep 4 and eee! I love Yuki and Makino being all girly, dissecting what happened with Rui. And I love Soujiro being all hot and speaking about love and I am totally embarassed but giggling about Domyouji in the cafeteria scene and cut for unspoiled speculation )

I have also watched a bit of Smiling Pasta (the very beginning, as I watched the first eps so long ago) and yup, still delightful. And finished ep 9 of Loveholic, and as predicted, there is more dooooom. Ep 9 spoilers )
dangermousie: (Default)
Oh Battlestar I am so your bitch. In a sense of being a shippery weathervane, and in loving everything you throw at me with the exception of quadrangle of doom and Fat!Lee and Gaius Jesus Baltar.

Why?

I bring you spoilery pics from some upcoming ep (3.17) and they are just so shiny.

Read more... )

In other news, spent some time browsing manga in Borders. Yum. Did you know that the manga on which Devil Beside You is based has been licensed? They had volumes of it there (called Devils do Exist). I flipped through it and very cute. I can see why they picked Mike He as the lead because the manga hero is yummy. (Though once again, proving that manga hairstyles work only in manga).

I have also flipped through Tramps Like Us (the manga on which Kimi Wa Petto, which I so need to finish stat, is based). You know what is so weird? The casting people are scary as the drawings of Sumire and Momo look a lot like MatsuJun and Kyoko. Eeeek! Though the way the author draws the mouths (very lush) makes it look almost Korean-manhwa style.

Speaking of Korean manhwa, I flipped through the first volume of Goong (yeah, I read scanlations earlier but it's different seeing it in print). It's delightful (and I can see why they cast Joo Ji Hoon as manga!Shin=uber!hot) but I prefer the drama. It's more nuanced somehow, more complicated (like Mars drama v. Mars manga). This made me think about Snow Drop and the discussion [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 and I had about the casting for this, if it ever got turned into drama. JJH would make a totally perfect lead in that one (though I might be biased because heeee, want to see him as a nude model). OK, this is really stream of consciousness.

I also flipped through the third volume of Absolute Boyfriend, which I of course love. Read it before and all, but so funny and off the wall and hot. I think it should totally be made into a twdrama (it has a twdrama cracky vibe) and Mike He should play Night (because hello! Inhumanly gorgeous android) and Joe Cheng should play Souji, the nerdy-yet-hot next door neighbor who is in love with the heroine. And Ariel Lin should play the lead. Because that way they both have psycho chemistry with her and Mike He could have another angsty ending and there will be Mike He/Ariel Lin make-out scenes and the whole thought of this is just filling me with glee. Not that it will ever happen, but whatever.

In other news, I've been rewatching Hanadan's ep 4 and eee! I love Yuki and Makino being all girly, dissecting what happened with Rui. And I love Soujiro being all hot and speaking about love and I am totally embarassed but giggling about Domyouji in the cafeteria scene and cut for unspoiled speculation )

I have also watched a bit of Smiling Pasta (the very beginning, as I watched the first eps so long ago) and yup, still delightful. And finished ep 9 of Loveholic, and as predicted, there is more dooooom. Ep 9 spoilers )

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